One of the top middleweights in the world, Daniel Jacobs believes he is one step closer to achieving greatness. The only thing missing? Another major title.
Speaking on “The Lockdown Tapes” podcast, Jacobs (36-3) spoke about his goal to become champion in the super-middleweight division. Home to WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Callum Smith, Jacobs has his eyes set on both titles. If given the opportunity, “Miracle Man” believes a new side of him will be shown.
“I want to be a Hall of Famer one day and winning a belt in this weight division is what I need to do to achieve that,” Jacobs said. “You’re going to see the best version of Daniel Jacobs now and I’m looking at the likes of Callum and Billy Joe. Both of those fights make sense.
“Look at my track record, I have really fought some good guys in the last two years. I have been able to face the best in the division in my era and that’s what makes me most happy.”
Following a battle with cancer, Jacobs came back hungrier than ever. He beat Jarod Fletcher in 2014 to win the WBA Middleweight Title, holding onto it until he lost to Gennadiy Golovkin in 2017. He ended up beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko in 2018 to win the IBF Middleweight Title before losing it to Canelo Alvarez.
Jacobs last fought in December, dismantling Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in five rounds. Due to the coronavirus, he will have to wait for new fights within the division. If he were to have his way, however, Jacobs would go on another run that includes Gabriel Rosado as one of his victims.
“It only makes sense for me coming into this division to fight the very best,” Jacobs went on to say. “I want to be able to prove that I am the best. As well as wanting the big fights, there is also the fights where you want to settle the debt which is what I have always said about that little nag Gabe Rosado. If we were to fight in New York or Philadelphia then great, it’s onwards from there. He is just a hater who wants my position.”
At 33, Jacobs is looking to start and end the next phase of his career on a high note. With Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, Jacobs trusts that his future is in the right hands.
“It was Eddie’s slick hair and nice suits that drew me here! I loved the appeal of how Eddie looked after his fighters and it was a great opportunity to be the first signee of Matchroom Boxing USA, I couldn’t ask for a better situation, being a part of this has been epic,” Jacobs said.